CMA Music Fest’s Fan Fair X To Host Hundreds Of Artists

The Xfinity Fan Fair X attraction at CMA Music Fest promises plenty of fun for festival attendees this year, with more than 350,000 square feet of air-conditioned fun and entertainment June 8-11 (9:30 AM-5:00 PM) at Music City Center in downtown Nashville. Fans can meet rising stars and icons, enjoy concerts, see interactive celebrity panels, and more, and this year Brad Paisley and Martina McBride have already been confirmed to appear as Artists of The Day, which spotlights superstars sharing a glimpse into their careers. McBride will share a retrospective of her career over the last 25 years, and 14-time CMA Award winner Paisley will reflect on the 50th Anniversary of the CMA Awards and his nine-year consecutive stint as co-host.

Among the action inside Fan Fair X this year will be 130 exhibitor booths, the Radio Disney Country Stage, (which will host dozens of artists including Luke Combs, Jacob Davis, Seth EnnisHunter Hayes, High Valley, Levon, LOCASH, Scotty McCreery, RaeLynn, and more), a CMA celebrity auction of memorabilia, the CMA Close Up stage, (featuring Deana Carter, a CMA Fest Family Feud: Country Stars vs. Reality Stars, the Song Suffragettes featuring Jessie James Decker, Eric Paslay, Charley Pride, and many more), and an ultimate fan experiences drawing.

More than 80 artists are also scheduled to appear in the CMA booth this year, including  Lauren Alaina, Kristian Bush, Brandy Clark, Chris Janson, Jana Kramer,Maddie & Tae, McCreery, Old Dominion, Jon PardiKellie Pickler, Thompson Square, and more.

“For 46 years, our guests have traveled to Nashville from near and far to meet their favorite artists,” said Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “What happens inside Fan Fair X is one of a kind and we thank our partners like Xfinity, Radio Disney Country, and Durango for helping us create meaningful moments fans will never forget.”


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